Archive for the ‘Songwriting’ Category

AudioNowcast August 12, 2013 episode 136

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Brian Fairweather joins us on the podcast.

Topics included:

A tribute to our good friend Mike Shipley, working with someone with golden ears, the music industry in distress and how its affecting the pros, will there be a backlash against streaming (only if the artist’s want to make money), B3 organs and why you never take one overseas, times are changing and how to stay employed, collaborating and how to be successful, bad collaborations and the horror that they are plus a whole lot more, Thanks for listening and be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @audionowcast.

AudioNowcast March 22, 2013 episode 130

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Songwriters today we are going to talk about lyrics. “I don’t know what makes a good one but I sure can tell when I’ve heard a bad one!”

Topics Included:

Rob takes a little bit of time to answer a listener question about visually impaired workflows for people interested in music, Mike talks about a new piece of gear which has mixed reviews from the panel, a good discussion on how there is actually well produced music being put out today and you can’t romanticize the past too much, the magic of hits, the panel talks about what makes a good lyric, and what makes a bad one, and how important having tone poems in music can be, thats actually the secret. Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Facebook page!

AudioNowcast July 21, 2011 episode 106

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Oh man, what a podcast! We took a bit of a break but we are back with more conversation than you know what to do with! In this podcast we also see the return of Martin Page, Hezekiah McMurray and Heather Halley.

Topics Include:

Where everyone has been for a while, what the release of OS X Lion means for Pro Audio, Spotify and the different possible effects of it coming to America, the devalueation of music overtime, how music’s biggest revenue stream of late seems to be movies and TV, the Vibe of music or art, reasons why your rough mixes can sometimes be better than finals, Rob makes up an Anti-Autotune commercial on the spot, how to keep the vibe of your recording session positive, and the three killer P’s (well they are killer to your vibe anyway). Thanks for listening, and be sure to check out the podcast on Facebook!

AudioNowcast July 29, 2010 episode 88

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Brian Mann from Mann Made Music was our guest and we talk composing for animation. ( he also had a great gig in the 80’s)

topics included:

Headphones why we love ’em or hate ’em, how to mix on them, what are our favorites, how to make them sound great (you need enough power) and do multiple¬† drivers in ear buds really make that much of a difference, we also talk about monitors under $1000 what we like and don’t like, what are the compromises that you have to make and does more money get you a better sound, composing for animation, why sometimes having the script early is a bad thing, why animation composing is so different from live action plus we answer a few questions and a whole lot more. Thanks for listening and be sure to check out our Facebook page.